Project Failure by Numbers

For 10 years the PMI has been conducting an annual survey of project managers worldwide. This year’s results are not very encouraging. It is estimated that 12% of project spend is wasted due to poor project performance. 16% of projects are deemed to have failed. Find PMI training courses: CAPM […]

New Rules on PDUs from the PMI

The PMI is changing the rules on PDUs to restrict the proportion you can gain through “Giving Back to the Profession”. This will put more emphasis on maintaining skills through formal education. The change is effective from December 2015. To maintain Project Management Institution certifications such as PMP it is […]

Changes to PMP Certification

The Project Management Institute has announced changes to the PMP certification exam effective from January 2016. The changes are minor and PMP course content is barely affected. The changes arise from a routine Role Delineation Study (RDS), rather than any change to the PMI body of knowledge (PMBOK). A list […]

Managing Change in Organisations

Are you involved in change management? Have you ever wondered why change sometimes works and sometimes not? Managing change in organizations is the title of a “practice guide” from the Project Management Institute (PMI). It looks at the principles of change management and in particular how change interacts with projects […]

Which Project Management Qualification is most Valuable?

PRINCE2 & MSP courses from Axelos. CAPM and PMP from the Project Management Institute. APMIC and APMP from the Association for Project Management. Which project management qualifications yield the highest earnings? New analysis by Arras People shows the salary distributions of project professionals holding different professional certifications. The group with […]

Exemption for PRINCE2® Certification

The certification body behind PRINCE2 is Axelos. They are trying to encourage more candidates by providing an exemption for those who already hold certain other project management qualifications. It is most likely to be applicable to those who hold APMP, CAPM or PMP. If you hold one of these qualifications […]

Better Business Cases – Top Tips

The Business Case identifies why a project is worth doing and also whether we should continue or stop. It should be explicit in terms of benefits, cost and risks. It should be reviewed and verified through the life of a project. It sets the benchmark for evaluating project performance. Sadly, […]

PMBOK® Process Groups & Knowledge Areas

The PMBOK is the Project Management Body of Knowledge published by the Project Management Institute.  It underpins leading PMI project management qualifications such as PMP. The fifth edition of the PMBOK guide was issued early this year. It identifies processes that overlap and interact throughout the phases of a project. […]

BBC, B&Q and NATS amongst APM Project Management Award Winners

There was an impressive list of finalists for the 2013 awards by the Association for Project Management (APM).  Project of the year was won by NATS for their Radar Replacement Programme. B&Q won the coveted Project Management Company of the year. The Project Management Institute (PMI) in the US has […]

Survey shows Project Effectiveness Down

Each year the Project Management Institute undertakes a major worldwide survey of project and programme management practitioners.  Since 2008 the share of projects said to have met their original goals and business intent has declined from 72% to 62%. PMI’s Pulse of the Profession survey collects the views of 800 […]